Community Foundation Awards Bertha Harris 2013 G. Scott Griffin Award at artspace
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Please join the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and the Shreveport Regional Arts Council as Bertha Cooper Harris receives the 2013 G. Scott Griffin Award! The Community Foundation will make the presentation at artspace (710 Texas St., downtown Shreveport) at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 25th prior to the 5 p.m. opening reception of Joshua Chambers' exhibition title: "You, Me & Everything In-Between."

Harris is a self-taught Louisiana folk artist. Her art is characterized by a directness and vigor that is a result of her past. Harris has overcome both domestic violence and poverty. She paints on canvas, wood, cardboard, and fabric using acrylic paints and house paint. Harris has also penned an autobiography entitled: “The Courage to Rise Again.” The G. Scott Griffin Award is given annually by The Community Foundation to a local artist, in any media, who has overcome adversity to make a contribution to the community in the execution of his or her art. Harris will also receive a $1,000 cash prize as part of the award.

Joshua Chambers piece “I can’t be what I once was” was selected as Best of Show by Lauren Buscemi, San Diego-based Art Critic, at the “Critical Mass” exhibition last spring. As the Best of Show Artist, Chambers solo exhibition will be featured at artspace until August 24, 2013.

Admission to ALL Thursday July 25th activities at artspace are FREE!

For more information please call 318-673-6535.
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